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Harbor Song

This song is by Suzanne Vega and appears on the album Songs in Red and Gray (2001).

I dreamed you were a rich man
And that I had no place to go
I came to you, to see if you would take me in
Through golden curtains, you told me you'd let me know

Well, you drink for ten and you smoke for twenty
And your fickle heart will never be true
But still I feel the wind in from the harbor
That's when I know longing for you
That's when I know the old longing for you

I saw you in my mind's eye
You were laid out on your final day
I stood in line to see that handsome face once more
It had been so dear to me, kissed you as you lay
It was so dear to me, I kissed you as you lay

Now whenever I do travel
If to England, Portugal or Spain
As I do walk by the shipyards and the harbors
I smell the salt and the bay rum, and your ghost again
I know the salt and the bay rum, and you beside me again


Written by:

Suzanne Vega

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